With a Ferrari and Jaguar parked outside the venue for Tod's spring/summer 2020 men's show, we're already given a big clue as to what the event revolves around: driving, exploration and movement. While most of us know Tod’s for their innovative and dapper designs—the No_Code hybrid ‘Shoeker’ being one example—Tod's has redefined the brand’s key elements of exploration and speed with this collection. Themed as 'The Ride’, the collection was inspired by the quintessential style and attitude of the Tod’s traveller: confident, free and modern.
With versatility and liberty in mind, the Tod's spring/summer 2020 offering features materials such as weightless nylons and leathers, buttery-soft suede, and tailored denim. Of course, the Italian luxury brand's iconic Gommino loafer made an appearance, this time with contrasting piping and a new 'T'—the classic symbol featured on all accessories.
Tod's Competition footwear was also reimagined with bolder colours. Its new cupsole paired with an upgraded braided technical fabric, is poised to make every step as soft and as flexible as possible. Handcrafted geometric elements, leather trims and piping front this collection, outlining the modern silhouette and stylishness of the urban man.
Finally, the pièce de résistance of the entire collection is no doubt the ultra-light Ride Jacket. The brand's take on a biker jacket is designed to be like a second skin and is crafted with lightweight nappa leather. Slant pockets and double stripes in either neutral tone-on-tone or bold colour blocks revisit the brand's heritage of driving. Ansel Elgort in Baby Driver, anyone?
See all the Tod's spring/summer 2020 men's looks and close-ups of the footwear in the gallery above.
Milan Fashion Week Men's SS20 Day 1: Ermenegildo Zegna XXX
Milan Fashion Week Men's SS20 Day 2:Emporio Armani, Dolce&Gabbana, Marni, Versace and Philipp Plein
Milan Fashion Week Men's SS20 Day 3: Etro, Sunnei and Palm Angels
Milan Fashion Week Men's SS20 Day 4: Fendi
Milan Fashion Week Men's SS20 Day 4: Giorgio Armani